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Charles Reed (son of George A. Reed, Sr and Anna [Amy] Tifft)528 was born 1845 in Peru, Bennington, Vt. [1860 / 1880]528, and died 14 Mar 1928 in Peru Twp, Bennington, Vt.. He married Lois B. Reed.

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1860 United States Federal Census about Charles Reed
Name: Charles Reed
Age in 1860: 15
Birth Year: abt 1845
Birthplace: Vermont
Home in 1860: Peru, Bennington, Vermont
Gender: Male
Post Office: Peru
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
George Reed 38
Anny Reed 34
Charles Reed 15
George Reed 12
Merritt Reed 8
Aaron Reed 3
1870 United States Federal Census about Charles H Reed
Name: Charles H Reed
Estimated birth year: abt 1845
Age in 1870: 25
Birthplace: Vermont
Home in 1870: Peru, Bennington, Vermont
Family and neighbors: View Results
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View image
Post Office: Bondville
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Charles H Reed
Claimed Residence in Peru
Enlist Date Enlist Place Enlist Rank Enlist Age
20 September 1862 Priv

Charles H Reed
Residence: Peru, Vermont Occupation:
Service Record:
Enlisted as a Private on 20 September 1862
Enlisted in Company I, 16th Infantry Regiment Vermont on 23 October 1862
Mustered out on 10 August 1863 in Brattleboro, VT
Sources:
Roster of Vermont Volunteers During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66. (VTRoster) Published in 1892
Reed Charles H. I 16 Vermont Infantry. Private Private Union

Name of Regiment Date of Organization Muster Date Regiment Type
Vermont 16th Infantry Regiment 23 October 1862 10 August 1863 Infantry
Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded Officers Died of Disease or Accident Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident

Regimental History
Battles Fought
Battle on 09 March 1863
Battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on 02 July 1863
Battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on 03 July 1863
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16th Vermont Infantry
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The 16th Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry (or 16th VVI) was a nine months' infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It served in the eastern theater, predominantly in the Defenses of Washington, from October 1862 to August 1863. It was a member of the 2nd Vermont Brigade.


Contents
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* 1 Recruitment
* 2 In the field
* 3 Gettysburg
* 4 Final days
* 5 Medal of Honor
* 6 Final statement
* 7 See also
* 8 References
* 9 Further reading
* 10 External links
* 11 Notes

[edit] Recruitment

The 16th Vermont Infantry, a nine months regiment, was raised as a result of President Lincoln's call on August 4, 1862, for additional troops due to the disastrous results of the Peninsula Campaign.

It was recruited in Windsor and Windham Counties, the two southernmost counties in the state, and rendezvoused in the following towns:

* Bethel, Co. A, recruited by Asa G. Foster.
* Brattleboro, Co. B, Robert B. Arms.
* Ludlow, Co. C, Asa G. Foster.
* Townshend, Co. D, David Ball.
* Springfield, Co. E, Alvin C. Mason.
* Wilmington, Co. F, Henry F. Dix.
* Barnard, Co. G, Harvey N. Bruce.
* Felchville, Co. H, Joseph C. Sawyer.
* Williamsville, Co. I, Lyman E. Knapp.
* Chester, Co. K, Samuel Hutchinson.

On September 27, 1862, the officers listed above met at Bellows Falls and elected Wheelock G. Veazey, of Springfield, colonel, Charles Cummings, of Brattleboro, lieutenant colonel, and William Rounds, of Chester, major.

The regiment rendezvoused at Brattleboro on October 9, and was mustered into the United States service on October 23, with 949 officers and men. The left Brattleboro on October 24, and arrived in Washington, D.C. on the morning of October 27, going into camp near the other four regiments that were then formed into the 2nd Vermont Brigade.

[edit] In the field

The regiment marched to Munson Hill on October 30, then to Hunting Creek on November 5, where it remained until December 12. It next served on picket duty near Fairfax Court House until January 20, 1863, where it participated in the repulse of Stuart's cavalry on December 29, 1862. The regiment was next stations at Union Mills from March 24 to June 1, then Bristoe Station, Catlett's Station and Manassas until June 15, when it returned to Union Mills.

On June 25, the brigade was assigned as the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps, and ordered to form the rear guard of the Army of the Potomac as it marched north after Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. The 16th marched with the brigade from Wolf Run Shoals on June 25, crossed the Potomac river on June 27, at Edward's Ferry, and moved north through Frederick City and Creagerstown, Maryland. It was drawing near Gettysburg on July 1, when the 12th and 15th regiments were detached to guard the corps trains. The two regiments accompanied the corps trains to Rock Creek Church, near the battlefield. The remaining regiments of the brigade arrived on the battlefield at Gettysburg after dark on the first day of the battle, and camped in a wheat field to the left of Cemetery Hill.

[edit] Gettysburg

On July 2, the brigade helped reinforce picket lines along Cemetery Ridge that were threatened by an attack by Confederate General A. P. Hill.

The 13th, 14th and 16th Vermont regiments played a pivotal role in the Union repulse of Pickett's Charge on the afternoon of July 3. The 13th and 16th regiments flanked James L. Kemper's brigade as it approached the copse of trees on Cemetery Ridge, then the 16th wheeled about, and joined by the 14th, stopped the advance of Cadmus M. Wilcox's brigade, capturing hundreds of Virginians. Lieutenant George Benedict, an aide to Brigadier General George J. Stannard, related General Abner Doubleday's reaction, saying he "waved his hat and shouted: 'Glory to God, glory to God! See the Vermonters go it!'"[1]

[edit] Final days

After the battle, due to Brigadier General George J. Stannard's wounding, Colonel Veazey assumed command of the brigade, and it participated in the pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia across the Catoctin mountains to Middletown, Maryland, then back over South Mountain, through Boonesboro, to Williamsport by July 14. On the previous day, a picket detail of 150 from the 16th participated in a skirmish with rebel pickets, in which two soldiers were wounded. This was the last known action of the brigade.

The The 14th, 15th and 16th regiments marched to Harper's Ferry, across South Mountain again, and camped near Petersville, near Berlin. On July 18, the regiment was released, took a train from Berlin to Baltimore. It reached New York City on July 20. After spending a few uneventful days in theat riot-torn city, assisting with security, the regiment continued its trip home, arrived in Brattleboro on July 21, and mustered out on July 30.

Like the other regiments in the 2nd Vermont Brigade, dozens of newly discharged members from the 14th regiment enlisted again, predominantly in the regiments of the 1st Vermont Brigade, and the 17th Vermont Infantry.

[edit] Medal of Honor

* Wheelock G. Veazey, colonel, "rapidly assembled his regiment and charged the enemy's flank; charged front under heavy fire, and charged and destroyed a Confederate brigade, all this with new troops in their first battle," at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863.

[edit] Final statement
FINAL STATEMENT
Original members 964
Gain (recruits and transferes) 4
--- Aggregate 968
--- Losses ---
Killed in action 16
Died of wounds 8
Died of disease 48
Died in Confederate prisons 1
Todal deaths 73
Honorably discharged 59
Deserted 2
Promoted to U.S. Army 2
Appointed Cadet at West Point 1
--- Total Losses 137
Mustered out at various times 831
Total wounded 87
Total taken prisoner 4

[edit] See also

Vermont in the Civil War

[edit] References

* Benedict, G. G., Vermont in the Civil War. A History of the part taken by the Vermont Soldiers And Sailors in the War For The Union, 1861-5. Burlington, VT.: The Free Press Association, 1888, ii:408-411, 416ff.

* Dyer, Frederick Henry, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. New York: T. Yoseloff, 1908. 3 vol.

* Peck, Theodore S., compiler, Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and lists of Vermonters Who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion, 1861-66. Montpelier, VT.: Press of the Watchman Publishing Co., 1892, pp. 524-525.

[edit] Further reading

* Coffin, Howard, Full Duty: Vermonters in the Civil War. Woodstock, VT.: Countryman Press, 1995.

* -----. Nine Months to Gettysburg. The Vermonters Who Broke Pickett's Charge. Woodstock, VT.: Countryman Press, 1997.

* Palmer, Edwin F., The Second Brigade: or, Camp Life, By a Volunteer, Montpelier: E. P. Walton, 1864.

* Williams, John C. Life in Camp: A History of the Nine Months' Service of the Fourteenth Vermont Regiment, From October 21, 1862, When It was Mustered into the U.S. Service, to July 21, 1863, Including the Battle of Gettysburg. Claremont, NH: Claremont Mfg Co, 1864.

[edit] External links

* Vermont in the Civil War
* Vermont Veterans Militia Museum and Library
* Vermont Military Records Project, Vermont Public Records Division

[edit] Notes

1. ^ Benedict, ii:478
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1880 United States Census
Charles REED
Male
Other Information:
Birth Year <1845>
Birthplace VT
Age 35
Occupation Farm Laborer
Marital Status M
Race W
Head of Household George A. REED
Relation Son
Father's Birthplace VT
Mother's Birthplace VT
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Source Information:
Census Place Peru, Bennington, Vermont
Family History Library Film 1255341
NA Film Number T9-1341
Page Number 431A
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1900 United States Federal Census about Charles H Reed
Name: Charles H Reed
Home in 1900: Peru, Bennington, Vermont
Age: 55
Estimated birth year: abt 1845
Birthplace: Vermont
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
Parent's Name: George A
Race: White
Household Members:
Name Age
George A Reed 77
Charles H Reed 55
Aaron Reed 43
Lois B Reed 48
Lura J Reed 19
Merritt H Reed 12
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1910 United States Federal Census about Charles Reed
Name: Charles Reed
Age in 1910: 65
Estimated birth year: abt 1845
Birthplace: Vermont
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Vermont
Mother's Birth Place: Vermont
Spouse's name: Lois
Home in 1910: Peru, Bennington, Vermont
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles Reed 65
Lois Reed 58
Merrell H Reed 22
Lara J Ardy 28
Ele Ardy 29
Clifford M Ardy 4
Jennie Ardy 3
William F Ardy 2
Aaron Reed 53
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1920 U.S. Census Vermont Bennington Peru Township ED# 31
Reed, Charles
Age: 74 Year: 1920
Birthplace: Vermont Roll: T625_1870
Race: White Page: 1B
State: Vermont ED: 31
County: Bennington Image: 858
Township: Peru Township
Reed, Charles Head M W 74 Vt
Lois B. Wife F W 67 Vt
Merritt Son M W 39 Vt Single



More About Charles Reed:
Baptism (LDS): Submitted529
Date born 2: 1845, Vermont.530
Date born 3: 28 Mar 1845, of Pawlet, Rutland, VT [1870] [Civil War vet] [resided with George Reed family in 1880 in Peru, Vt].531
Endowment (LDS): Submitted531
Residence 1: 1880, Peru, Bennington, Vermont, United States.532
Residence 2: 1880, Peru, Bennington, Vermont, United States.532
Sealed to parents (LDS): Submitted533

Children of Charles Reed and Lois B. Reed are:
  1. +Lura J. Reed, b. 1881, Peru, Bennington, Vermont [1910], d. date unknown.
  2. Merritt [Merrell] Henry Reed, b. 09 Aug 1887, Peru Twp, Bennington, Vt. [resided in Peru with parents - 1920], d. Aft. 1920.
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